The collection of Trenton’s newest sales tax begins the first of October.
That’s according to City Clerk Cindy Simpson who noted the Missouri Department of Revenue will be sending letters around September 10th to local businesses advising them of the increase in the local sales tax.
This will be the fourth city sales tax. City of Trenton voters approved the one-quarter of a percent tax during the April election. Proceeds go to fund firefighting equipment, training, and services at Trenton. The other sales taxes are one percent for general purposes; one-half percent for capital projects; and one-half percent for the parks. That totals two point two-five (two and a quarter percent) for the city of Trenton.
There are three one-half percent sales taxes for Grundy county – general revenue, law enforcement, and to benefit the ambulance service. The state sales tax is four point two two five percent.
Combined, for eligible purchases within the city of Trenton, the total amount of sales tax is a shade under eight percent.